Officer Revives Baby on Hood of Patrol Car

Authorities said Officer Thomas Dunn revived the 1-year-old boy with chest compressions and rescue breaths

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013  |  Updated 6:18 PM EDT
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Officer Revives Baby on Hood of Patrol Car

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A police officer revived an unconscious baby on the hood of his patrol car in Manhattan Sunday, according to officials.

Authorities said Officer Thomas Dunn, who has been an EMT for around 10 years, responded to a 911 call of an unconscious baby at a Rainbow clothing store on West 181st Street. A firefighter was holding the limp baby when Dunn arrived, according to officials, and Dunn took the 1-year-old boy and tried to find vital signs.

Dunn took the baby, which didn't have a heartbeat and wasn't breathing, and gave him two chest compressions and two rescue breaths on the hood of his patrol car.

The baby immediately started gasping for air and breathing, and was taken to the hospital in stable condition. The baby was released later the same day and is said to be in good condition.

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